Mathematical biology or biomathematics is an interdisciplinary field of academic study which aims at modelling natural, biological processes using mathematical techniques and tools. It has both practical and theoretical applications in biological research.
Below is a list of some areas of research in mathematical biology and links to related projects in various universities:
These examples are characterised by complex, nonlinear mechanisms and it is being increasingly recognised that the result of such interactions may only be understood through mathematical and computational models. Due to the wide diversity of specific knowledge involved, biomathematical research is often done in collaboration between mathematicians, physicists, biologists, physicians, zoologists, chemists etc.
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- Bioinformatics, biologically-inspired computing, biostatistics, cellular automata, excitable medium, Ewens's sampling formula, Lotka-Volterra equation, mathematical model, morphometrics, population dynamics, population genetics, theoretical biology.